Arcade - Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] - 790,917 - Duc Dang

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  1. Arcade - Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] - 790,917 - Duc Dang

    02-05-2017, 08:00 PM
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    Points [Tournament Settings]
    Score Track
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=698
    Rules
    8 SWITCH DIP [N9] (CENTER switch assembly when PCB in in game)
    1-2 = ON
    3 = OFF
    4 = ON
    5 = OFF
    6-8 = ON
    8 SWITCH DIP [N8] (LEFT switch when PCB in in game)
    1 = ON
    2 = OFF
    3-8 = ON
    4 SWITCH DIP [N11]
    1-2 = OFF
    3-4 = OFF/Unused
    Note: The above Dip Switches, when properly designated, will give the following Twin Galaxies Tournament Settings, used for this title;
    Difficulty: Hard
    Lives: 3
    Bonus Life Granted At Every: 12,000 Points

    SPECIAL NOTE - use of spider trapping is disallowed
    Submission Message
    Greetings everyone! :)

    Here's my first free submission in this TGSAP era of Twin Galaxies, with Centipede on the hard settings, free play turned off (on free play, two credits always display), 12k bonus lives, as seen at the beginning of the video with the attract mode. What you'll want to look for is the speed of the spider increasing once my score reaches 1,000 points (on defaults, that occurs at 5,000 points). The run begins around the 4:50 mark, and the board is shown after my run. Thank you for your consideration! -Duc

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  2. 02-05-2017, 08:02 PM
    Voting YES, verified dips and saw the performance myself at the arcade live. :)
  3. 02-05-2017, 08:07 PM
    I'm remiss in not acknowledging GGA Pete HAN above, so here it is, huge thanks to you Pete, for setting me up in this run, and being an over all great friend and human being, you ROCK!!!

    As the video is encoding, I'd like to take a moment to share with you a few inspiring stories I've come across about gamers

    http://gameranx.com/updates/id/1659/...hter-4-player/
    http://www.fox9.com/archive/3662551-story

    I'd also like to provide the following Youtube video that demonstrates the Centipede Trap, which is wrongfully misnamed in the rules of this track. The spider may never be trapped in the game of Centipede, he'll either pass from one side of the screen to the other unscathed, collide with you, or get destroyed by you. His function, other than to take out the player, is eating mushrooms. Further, I'm with the world record holder that the other strategies that either delay or inhibit the appearance of the fleas (contrary to playing the game straight to advance the game accordingly), should be included in the rule set as being prohibited in this track, pretty much everything after the Tunnel Strategy. More on those may be found here: http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Centipede/Walkthrough (thanks to Eric Ginner, inducted in to the International Video Game Hall of Fame, for the advanced strats provided here)


    My best streamed game of Centipede: https://secure.twitch.tv/gallopinggh...ade/v/51955812 (786k, clean, no cussing for those who may be concerned)

    Nothing should be enough for people to vote world records or other records. Completely insane practise. -Janutzska

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  4. 02-05-2017, 09:45 PM
    Great run Duc, accepted.


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  5. 02-05-2017, 10:54 PM
    Congrats on your first TGSAP submission, Duc!

    Nice work also to the person responsible for the very clear game play video!!!!!! (makes viewing a pleasure)

    I'll watch all this within the next 30 hours.


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  6. 02-05-2017, 11:17 PM
    Great score mate well played. Accepted
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  7. 02-06-2017, 12:20 AM

    Accepted

    Congratulations Duc I think you get a Million to 2 Million Points or More Excellent Play Considering you have not played in While and on the Hardest Difficulty





    Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] Game Starts at 4:51 of the video

    Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] Game Settings & Dip Switch Settings Can Be Seen at 58:48 to 55:52 of the video ALL GOOD A OK MEETS ALL SPECIFICATIONS & Rules for this Game

    Rules
    8 SWITCH DIP [N9] (CENTER switch assembly when PCB in in game)
    1-2 = ON
    3 = OFF
    4 = ON
    5 = OFF
    6-8 = ON
    8 SWITCH DIP [N8] (LEFT switch when PCB in in game)
    1 = ON
    2 = OFF
    3-8 = ON
    4 SWITCH DIP [N11]
    1-2 = OFF
    3-4 = OFF/Unused

    Rules ALL GOOD A OK

    Difficulty: Hard

    Lives: 3 Can Be Seen at the Start of the Game at 4:51 of the video

    Bonus Life Granted At Every: 12,000 Points Can Be Seen Getting at 6:01-02 of the video


    Arcade - Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] - 790,917 Final Score is at 57:10 to 58:02 of the video Game Initials HUG

    https://www.arcade-museum.com/manual.../Centipede.pdf 18-63 Page 10 of the Manual
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  8. 02-06-2017, 12:29 AM
    Centipede
    Promotional flyer, showcasing the arcade cabinets used for the title

    Developer(s)
    Atari, Inc.
    Publisher(s)
    Atari, Inc.
    Atarisoft
    Superior Software (BBC)
    Designer(s)
    Ed Logg
    Dona Bailey
    Platform(s)
    Arcade (original)
    Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, ColecoVision, C64, IBM PC, Intellivision, TI-99/4A, VIC-20
    Release date(s)
    Arcade
    1980
    Atari 2600



    Atari 5200

    Atari 7800




    Genre(s)
    Fixed shooter
    Mode(s)
    Up to 2 players, alternating turns
    Cabinet
    Upright, cocktail
    CPU
    1x MOS Technology 6502 @ 1.512 MHz
    Sound
    1x Atari POKEY @ 1.512 MHz
    Display
    Raster, 240×256, vertical orientation, palette colors 16


    Centipede
    is a vertically oriented fixed shooter arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in 1980. The game was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey. The player fights off centipedes, spiders, scorpions and fleas, completing a round after eliminating the centipede that winds down the playing field.

    Centipede was ported to Atari's own Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, and Atari 8-bit family. Under the Atarisoft label, the game was sold for the Apple II, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, VIC-20, IBM PC (as a PC booter), Intellivision, and TI-99/4A. Superior Software published the port for the BBC Micro.

    Gameplay[edit]


    Screenshot of Centipede's gameplay

    The player is represented by a small, "somewhat humanoid head"[1] at the bottom of the screen, later depicted as a caped, elf-like character on the Atari 2600, Atari 5200 and Atari 7800 cartridge graphics (though described as being a garden gnome in the trivia section of the cell phone interpretation). The player moves the character about the bottom area of the screen with a trackball and fires laser shots at a centipede advancing from the top of the screen down through a field of mushrooms. Shooting any section of the centipede creates a mushroom; shooting one of the middle segments splits the centipede into two pieces at that point. Each piece then continues independently on its way down the board, with the first section of the rear piece becoming a new head. If the head is destroyed, the section behind it becomes the next head.
    The centipede starts at the top of the screen, traveling either left or right. When it hits a mushroom or the edge of the screen, it drops one level and switches direction. Thus, more mushrooms on the screen cause the centipede to descend more rapidly. The player can destroy mushrooms by shooting them, but each takes four hits to destroy.

    Arcade machine

    If the centipede reaches the bottom of the screen, it moves back and forth within the player area and one-segment "head" centipedes are periodically added. This continues until the player has eliminated both the original centipede and all heads. When all the centipede's segments are destroyed, a new centipede forms at the top of the screen. Every time a centipede is eliminated, however, the next one is one segment shorter and is accompanied by one additional, fast-moving "head" centipede.
    The player is also menaced by other creatures besides the centipedes. Fleas drop vertically, leaving additional mushrooms in their path; they appear when fewer than five mushrooms are in the player movement area, though the number required increases with level of difficulty. Spiders move across the player area in a zig-zag fashion and occasionally eat some of the mushrooms. Scorpions move horizontally across the screen and poison every mushroom they touch, but these never appear in the player movement region. A centipede touching a poisoned mushroom hurtles straight down toward the player area, then returns to normal behavior upon reaching it.
    A player loses a life when hit by a centipede or another enemy, such as a spider or a flea, after which any poisoned or partially damaged mushrooms revert to normal. Points are awarded for each regenerated mushroom. A game ends if all lives are gone.

    Scoring[edit]

    • Mushrooms: 1 (destroyed) or 5 points (regenerating upon losing life).
    • Centipede: 10 (body) or 100 points (head).
    • Fleas: 200 points.
    • Spiders: 300, 600, or 900 points, depending how close the player shoots it.
    • Scorpions: 1,000 points.

    Players earn extra lives per 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, or 20,000 points scored. May have up to 6 lives. 999,999 points is the maximum high score.

    Development[edit]

    Ed Logg and Dona Bailey developed Centipede for Atari.[2] Bailey was one of the few female game programmers in the industry;[3] Logg stated that the game was intended to attract women players, and Bailey said "I really like pastels ... I really wanted it to look different, to be visually arresting".[4] Bailey and Logg succeeded in their goal; Centipede was one of the first arcade coin-operated games to have a significant female player base[5] after Pac-Man.

    Reception[edit]


    Cartridge for Atari 8-bit computers (1982)

    In 1983 Softline readers named Centipede ninth on the magazine's Top Thirty list of Atari 8-bit programs by popularity.[6] The game received the award for "1984 Best Computer Action Game" at the 5th annual Arkie Awards where the judges described it as "pack[ing] a real roundhouse punch", and suggested that some "insist that [the Centipede] Atari cartridge is the best home-arcade edition you can buy".[7]:28
    In a 1984 Video review of the Apple II version of the game, Bill Kunkel and Arnie Katz commented that "the graphic limits of the Apple crimp the style," and expressed disappointment in the game's "sluggish" interfacing with trackball controllers.[8]

    Legacy[edit]

    Re-releases[edit]

    Centipede was included in the Sega Genesis Arcade Classics release, including this game as one in three. There was also a Game Gear game under the same title, and a similar Master System compilation titled Arcade Smash Hits.
    Centipede was released for the Microsoft Windows 3.x, in 1993 as part of the Microsoft Arcade; in the Arcade Classics series for Game Boy by Nintendo and Accolade in 1995 (while a different Game Boy Color port was published by Majesco and released in 1998); in 1999 as part of Arcade's Great Hits: The Atari Collection 1 for Sega's Saturn and Sony's PlayStation, in a remake containing the original for Sony's PlayStation, Sega's Dreamcast, and Microsoft Windows 9x in 2000; in 2003 as part of Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!. Atari Anniversary Edition Redux, released in 2001, also contained game within the collection, again for Sony's PlayStation, Sega's Dreamcast, and Microsoft Windows 9x.[citation needed]
    Centipede has also been made available for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 (in both arcade and Atari 2600 versions) as part of Atari Anthology in 2004. The Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Portable's Atari Arcade Classics version was bundled with the sequel Millipede, which included an "evolution mode", featuring high-definition graphics and special effects like motion blur, trails, and particle-based explosions.[9] Centipede was released via Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 on May 2, 2007.
    Glu Mobile released a licensed cellular phone version of Centipede that includes the original game as well as updated gameplay, skins, and modes.[10] In later 2008, Atari released the game via Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

    Sequels[edit]

    Centipede was followed by Millipede in 1982, a somewhat less successful arcade game. In 1992, Atari Games developed a prototype of an arcade game called Arcade Classics for their 20th anniversary, which includes Missile Command 2 and Super Centipede with co-op 2-player mode.[11]
    In 1998, Hasbro-owned Atari Interactive released a new version of the game for the PC, PlayStation, and Dreamcast. This version looks and plays very differently from the original game, with free movement around the map, 3D graphics, and a campaign which can be played in single-player or multiplayer mode. The original version of Centipede is available in this version, with slightly updated graphics.

    Clones[edit]

    Arcade clones[edit]


    Home system clones[edit]


    Board game[edit]

    In 1983, Milton Bradley released a board game based on the video game. The board game pits two players against each other in a race to be the first person to the opponent's home base with a centipede. Each player can utilize a blaster, as well as a scorpion and spider, to slow the opposing centipede's advance.

    Competitive arena[edit]

    Donald Hayes of Windham, New Hampshire, USA, scored a world record 7,111,111 points under tournament rules on the arcade version of Centipede on November 5, 2000.[29][30]
    The world record marathon score on the arcade version of Centipede was 16,389,547 points by Jim Schneider of the USA on June 11, 2004.[29][31]

    In other media[edit]

    In 1989, a deadpan narration describing the original game appeared on side 2 of Negativland's third cassette release, The Weatherman (SSTC902), which consisted of clips from the live Over the Edge radio show sometime between 1982 and 1984. The narrator may be Ed Logg.[32]
    American Indie Rock band The Strokes featured the promotional artwork for the game on their 2004 single, Reptilia.
    Centipede appears in the film Pixels.[33]
    In May 2016, It was announced that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has closed a deal to partner with Atari to produce and finance both Centipede and Missile Command.[34]
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  9. 02-06-2017, 12:31 AM

    Use Full Screen to See Game Settings & Dip Switch Settings

    Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] Game Starts at 4:51 of the video

    Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] Game Settings & Dip Switch Settings Can Be Seen at 58:48 to 55:52 of the video ALL GOOD A OK MEETS ALL SPECIFICATIONS & Rules for this Game

    Rules
    8 SWITCH DIP [N9] (CENTER switch assembly when PCB in in game)
    1-2 = ON
    3 = OFF
    4 = ON
    5 = OFF
    6-8 = ON
    8 SWITCH DIP [N8] (LEFT switch when PCB in in game)
    1 = ON
    2 = OFF
    3-8 = ON
    4 SWITCH DIP [N11]
    1-2 = OFF
    3-4 = OFF/Unused

    Rules ALL GOOD A OK

    Difficulty: Hard

    Lives: 3 Can Be Seen at the Start of the Game at 4:51 of the video

    Bonus Life Granted At Every: 12,000 Points Can Be Seen Getting at 6:01-02 of the video

    Arcade - Centipede - Points [Tournament Settings] - 790,917 Final Score is at 57:10 to 58:02 of the video Game Initials HUG

    https://www.arcade-museum.com/manual.../Centipede.pdf 18-63 Page 10 of the Manual
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  10. 02-06-2017, 12:35 AM

    Arcade - Centipede Game Board PCB Can Be Seen at 59:04-10 of the video ALL GOOD A OK

    - Points [Tournament Settings] - 790,917 - Duc Dang Provided the Capture Picture from Reply # 4

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